IRS extends tax deadline for Boston families

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said on Tuesday that it would extend the due date for everyone in Suffolk County, Mass., which includes the city of Boston. Victims of the blast, their family members and first responders will also have another three months to submit their tax returns, but must first call the agency to notify them if they live outside of Suffolk County.

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Tax Day typically falls on April 15, but two bombs detonated at the Boston marathon on that day this year, killing three and injuring more than 170 people.

“Our hearts go out to the people affected by this tragic event,” said IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller in a statement, emphasizing a need to let those affected “have the time they need.”

The motives of the attack, or any suspects, are not yet known, but President Obama has vowed to ”find whoever harmed our citizens and bring them to justice.”

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